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‘True innovation is a collaborative effort’

The innovation climate in the Netherlands is under pressure. This is the main conclusion of the Dutch Innovation Monitor 2023 and the headline of a recent urgent appeal sent to the House of Representatives by FME, with s..

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Food Tech Event 2024 with 21 OSV Members

08 April 2024

You might have noticed: at the Food Tech Event in the Brabanthallen, ’s-Hertogenbosch, we are present alongside 21 OSV members, occupying a quarter of the exhibition floor. We are quite pleased with this accomplishment. ...

Measuring pH in food: theory and pitfalls

08 April 2024

The pH value is one of the units of measurement used to characterize a food product. Usually, this value is considered simple to measure and is added to the list of analyses to be performed. However, don't be misled: thi...

Column Saskia Stender: Dare, do, persevere

08 April 2024

In the world of the food industry, innovation is often viewed as the golden ticket to success. However, and this is a big however, there are significant hurdles along the way. What's holding people back from stepping up ...

Online edition Food Tech Event 2024

08 April 2024

The need for continuous availability of food and greater convenience requires faster, more efficient and sustainable processes with minimal waste. Innovation of technology and continuous development in ...

Shocking images on meat don’t make an impact

04 April 2024

Various animal rights organizations are advocating for the use of shocking images on meat packaging in supermarkets. However, a recent poll conducted by Radar indicates that 75% of respondents would not buy less supermar...

Dutch consumer opts for more sustainable products

04 April 2024

Increasingly, people are opting for products with more sustainable certification. This trend is highlighted in the annual Monitor Keurmerken Retail by Circana, showing significant growth in the sale of foods with sustain...

Record participation in the Meat & Dairy-Free Week

04 April 2024

An impressive 20% of the Dutch population participated in the seventh edition of the National Meat & Dairy-Free Week, which took place in 2024 from March 4th to 10th. With a record number of 2.8 million participants,...

Protein Monitor: meat and dairy still favourites

02 April 2024

Dutch consumers continue to favour meat and dairy, as recent research indicates. Wageningen Economic Research conducted the first Protein Monitor on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). T...

Dutch Supermarkets chart the course of the protein transition

29 March 2024

Dutch supermarkets have taken a significant step in the protein transition. For the first time, they have collectively published the ratio of plant-based to animal proteins in their sold products. This survey reveals tha...

49% of Dutch cut back on meat consumption

27 March 2024

Recent data shows that nearly half of Dutch meat eaters have reduced their meat consumption in the past year. This was revealed in a study conducted by ProVeg International, in collaboration with Innova Market Insights, ...

Nine food brands embrace vegetarian choices

26 March 2024

Nine leading brands have made a decisive move to make their recipes predominantly vegetarian or vegan. This shift marks a significant change in how food producers approach the Dutch consumer, signaling a step closer to a...

Meatable cuts cultivated meat production time in half

25 March 2024

Meatable has achieved a breakthrough in meat cultivation technology. This development promises to halve production time and reduce costs, marking a significant step forward in the commercialization of cultivated meat. ...

New dairy trend: Kerry launches hybrid dairy-oat range

22 March 2024

Kerry Dairy Consumer Foods is bringing a fresh impulse to the dairy market with the introduction of Smug Dairy, a new chilled brand line that combines dairy and oats. This move is seen as a first in its category in the U...

Jumbo to cease meat promotions

15 March 2024

The Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has announced it will cease meat promotions across all its stores and online. This initiative signals a significant shift in the supermarket landscape. It forms part of Jumbo's strategy ...

Schouten makes meat alternatives with mycoprotein

12 March 2024

Schouten Europe introduces mycoprotein as the new base for its range of meat substitutes. This move aligns with their commitment to producing nutritious, minimally processed products with a low environmental footprint. ...